TIBCO to Acquire Information Builders, Inc.

TIBCO Software has entered into an agreement to acquire Information Builders, Inc. (ibi), a data and analytics software company. ibi offers a comprehensive set of data management and analytics capabilities that will augment TIBCO’s Connected Intelligence platform to more deeply address customers’ end-to-end needs.


“Data-driven insight is more critical than ever. With the acquisition of ibi, we gain access to a broader set of analytics and technology, greatly enhancing our ability to help the world’s leading organizations solve their most complex data problems,” said Dan Streetman, chief executive officer, TIBCO. “The blend of our two companies, with strong and complementary capabilities, will further unlock the potential of real-time data for making faster, smarter decisions.” 


TIBCO said ibi’s data quality, preparation, and integration products will support the TIBCO Any Data Hub and Responsive Application Mesh strategies. In addition, TIBCO’s Hyperconverged Analytics strategy will be enriched with the infusion of ibi’s leading analytics solution, WebFOCUS.


“Bigger data challenges create the need for more robust data solutions,” said Frank J. Vella, chief executive officer, ibi. “Joining TIBCO will help our customers, who understand the impact of having strategic, data-driven solutions, accelerate their response to their most pressing data opportunities.” 


“We founded Information Builders with a vision of a new business intelligence product that would enable non-programmers to build their own reporting applications,” said Gerald D. Cohen, founder and chairman of the board, ibi. “We are proud of what ibi has accomplished in over four decades of innovation, and it is a privilege to join forces with a company that cares about its customers as much as we do. I am looking forward to a very bright future for our solutions, our team, and especially our customers.”


The transaction remains subject to customary conditions and certain regulatory approvals, and TIBCO expects the transaction to close during its first quarter of fiscal year 2021.


To learn more, visit TIBCO and ibi.